We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Rio

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
+1 435-781-8100
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 126: English reviews
Bountiful, Utah
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I have ever had a bad meal from a cafe rio. Maybe they were having an off night? I overheard another customer complaining while we were there. The meat on my salad was weird. It seemed like they had two different kinds. Usually cafe rio is my favorite:(

Helpful?
Thank lindsb79
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at several Cafe Rio's and the food is quality but not true Mexican food. It was perfect for a quick bite and was across the street from the hotel. Overall, the food is good; especially the tres leches!

Helpful?
Thank oconnortslc
Troy, Alabama
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were disappointed with this restaurant. The food was not good. Some of the employees were not friendly. I would not eat here again.

Helpful?
Thank Steve G
Roosevelt, Utah
Level Contributor
100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Love the food here. The pork burrito is the best. I also enjoy the shrimp taco's. Always busy but pretty fast service.

Helpful?
Thank zbestbiker
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop for us when we are in town. Try the chicken tortilla soup or a salad! We always get the chips and salsa for our family get together's. Always service with a smile and very friendly. Personally we have never had a negative experience.

Helpful?
Thank Trevor H
Level Contributor
79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went on a nice date. My wife wanted to eat at Cafe Rio. We both really enjoy anything they have with the Pork meat. Always leave with a full belly and enjoy the atmosphere in the place.

Helpful?
Thank Christopher P
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Cafe Rio gets a lot of hype and a lot of love from people. It really is just a bland boring place. Staff was pretty rude and had to beg for more guacamole for my vege burrito. Price was too high for the product.

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca Stiles C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The food was great, the service was fast and the stagg was very friendly which was a nice change of pace for dining out!

Helpful?
Thank SaRene B
Boulder, CO, USA
Level Contributor
100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was my first experience at a Cafe Rio, and I was very impressed. The food was very fresh (especially the nice hot tortillas), and the pricing is reasonable.

Helpful?
Thank 3dvizwiz
Layton, Utah
Level Contributor
357 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We came here with family who live in the area. I was happy that we didn't have a problem with service like on our previous visit. They were rolling out the new Green Chili Pork and they gave us a sample. It was good, but I still prefer the sweet. The dining room could have been better serviced and they... More 

Helpful?
Thank Go2theZoo

Been to Cafe Rio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078-2981
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Vernal
  • Phone Number: +1 435-781-8100

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Rio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?